All of our teams did extremely well in competition and I'm proud of the kids, team managers and parents who were there to support them. Each elementary and middle level challenge had between 65-100 teams competing over 4 days of the tournament so it was quite an undertaking for the appraisers as well as the teams!
10th - Hurricane Royals
11th - Neon Cheguins
(less than 2 points difference on their final scores!)
24th - Incredible Imaginative Indigo Iguanas
12th - Hot Pink Bacon Stuffed Donuts
(The Donuts missed the High IC spot by just 2 points and finished 3rd in the Instant Challenge!)
Our friends from Viral Brilliance finished 26th in Middle level technical. Colonial Trail finished 15th in Brand Aid and Echo Lake finished 27th in Technical. Virginia teams placed in several challenges and levels, so our state was well represented on the awards stage Saturday!
Each year Rising Stars teams (K-2) and Challenge teams (3-5) are formed in the fall. A volunteer team manager helps guide the team through the creative problem solving process. First, the teams choose a challenge, then they work together to build a solution that meets the requirements of the challenge and create a presentation for a panel of appraisers in front of a live audience.